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Goodson's Cafe

#196 of 7,161 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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27931 State Highway 249, Houston, TX 77375-6415
+1 281-351-1749
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hope Mills, North Carolina
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83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended to me by a family member who absolutely love, love, love the chicken fried chicken and the biscuits. So, you know what that means? Yes, you guessed it…I had to try it out for myself. When I walked in the first thing I noticed was the colorful cow that is quite the conversation piece displayed at... More 

Thank Sugah-n-Pops
Conway, Arkansas, United States
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What is there to say.... it was love on a plate! My husband and I were traveling from Arkansas to south Texas. We left our place at 1 am and decided this would be a perfect place for lunch when we seen an old rerun on travel channel. We got there a little early and waited in the parking lot... More 

Thank Peggy V
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is known for its Texas size chicken fried steak. Yes! The chicken fried steak were definitely huge. My husband is a big eater and we still have to share the chicken fried steak. You would feel bad if you eat the whole thing by yourself. I tried that one time and felt sick to my stomach . Not... More 

Thank mydaisy
Somerdale, New Jersey
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal today. The fresh baked rolls are fantastic. Had the homemade chicken and dumplings special and chicken fried steak. The service was very fast and the staff are wonderful. Good down home country cooking!

Thank ShannonF461
Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with group of 11 As foreigner they ordered fried pickles for me , and .., i enjoyed them The fried chicken steak was delicious, very crispy! Ordered small, however portion was larger than plate, couldn't finish was too much food Interior of restaurant is very original Service was excellent

Houston, Texas
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105 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As normal had great lunch. Split Cobb salad. Great job had plenty. She had home made vegetable soup i had side of boiled cabbage it was great one of my favorites. Service great prices great also.

Thank Dano1946
Banchory, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A colleague was intent on experiencing the Chicken Fried Steak - and I went along to be sociable... I tried the Large CFS and failed to finish... It's too calorific, not tasty enough and not really my thing...but for authentic, local food - Goodson's is clearly doing its job... Staff were friendly and the service and price is excellent. Not... More 

Thank Jonathan B
North Houston, Texas
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92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

Enormous proportion world famous chicken fried steak and tenders we love sitting in the booths in the bar it's quieter and a sweet attentive lady always help make every order delivered perfectly lots of memories here love every visit

Thank 355charlesa
Victoria, Texas
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2017

This is the second time my wife and I ate here. It has more than enough food on your plate. We had left overs from Saturday lunch and ate them for Sunday supper. Elizabeth was a GREAT watperson.

Thank Michael P
Hiawassee, Georgia, United States
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2017

Recently moved home to Texas...Sister recommended Goodson's Cafe for Chicken Fried Steak. Was seated quickly and courteously by greeter. Waiter immediately at the table to take drink order, neat and courteous. Made our appetizer and main course orders and had no problems what so ever. All arrived quickly, hot and as we ordered. Taste was excellent and quantity more than... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Delicatessen
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27931 State Highway 249, Houston, TX 77375-6415
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 281-351-1749

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?